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29 votes
2 answers
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"太ってる猫" vs "太った猫"

27 votes
2 answers
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Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?

27 votes
7 answers
9k views

the different usages of つもり?

25 votes
4 answers
14k views

Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?

21 votes
3 answers
5k views

do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す?

21 votes
2 answers
8k views

What is the differences in nuances between とうとう and やっと?

20 votes
1 answer
10k views

what's the difference between ところで and ちなみに ?

19 votes
2 answers
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why is it that some 形容動詞 accepts の after it while some only accepts な after it?

19 votes
2 answers
11k views

Which is the "official" kanji for さい, 歳 or 才?

19 votes
2 answers
5k views

what is the difference in the usage of [成]{な}るべく and できるだけ?

17 votes
3 answers
4k views

How do we decide if 中 is ちゅう or じゅう?

17 votes
2 answers
2k views

What are the valid potential forms of special "suru" verbs?

17 votes
3 answers
4k views

What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?

15 votes
1 answer
8k views

ならば vs なら. both are totally interchangeable without affecting the nuance of the sentence?

14 votes
3 answers
3k views

What exactly is the difference between <verb>-てしまう and <verb>- [切]{き}る?

14 votes
2 answers
1k views

How do we tell if ばかり means "about" or "only"?

14 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why do TV subtitles use spaces (instead of commas)?

13 votes
1 answer
374 views

Is 花見 only for "cherry blossom" viewing?

13 votes
1 answer
2k views

"からだけ" vs "だけから", which is grammatical?

13 votes
2 answers
2k views

Can placements of adverbs be altered freely? 少なくとも週に一度車を洗う vs 週に少なくとも一度車を洗う

13 votes
4 answers
4k views

Does 髭 refer to the beard or the moustache?

12 votes
1 answer
1k views

can we omit verbs when speaking casually?

12 votes
3 answers
670 views

Do people actually ever say みょうにち?

12 votes
4 answers
774 views

What do we call things that are neither kana nor kanji?

12 votes
2 answers
3k views

"看護師" vs. "看護士"

12 votes
3 answers
828 views

What are the rules for substituting の with ん?

11 votes
2 answers
1k views

What does the "~ておく" mean in "任せておく"?

11 votes
4 answers
20k views

Why is "kisama" more refined than "temee"?

11 votes
3 answers
5k views

What does する mean when it does not mean "do"? (血のにおいがする)

11 votes
5 answers
4k views

What’s the difference between [v] たとしても and just the plain ても

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